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Stacey Champion and her husband, Vadan Less, always wanted to live in Barton Hills. When they stumbled on a 1974-built, 2,000-square-foot house sitting on a hilly, triangular lot in the beautiful Austin neighborhood, they saw past its flaws and glimpsed straight into its future.
Fresh, clean and pristine, the new kitchen installed in a 1913 Greek Revival in San Antonio just shines. Same for the carriage house-turned-guest quarters. The ambitious double kitchen renovation was a historic adventure for both homeowner and designer — with brilliant results.
Built in 1955, this mid-century ranch house in Austin’s Zilker neighborhood was characterized by its low-slung roof, brick exterior and pitched ceilings, and had not been renovated or maintained in sixty years. That changed with a creative collaboration between Austin’s Mark Ashby Design and Rick + Cindy Black Architects.
Crawfish boils may be better associated with Louisiana, but the early springtime tradition has deep roots in Texas. From February to mid-May, crawfish are plentiful and readily available in seafood shops and at some area restaurants. In San Antonio, two chefs with completely different cultures share their take on the convivial occasion.
Living large takes on a whole new meaning for these busy San Antonio professionals. With a houseful of kids — their own and frequent drop-bys — this whole house remodel-in-progress features a hardworking kitchen, an award-winning laundry and plenty of room for lively conversation and family time.
Architect Jennifer Vrazel from Studio Steinbomer has worked on countless kitchen designs and remodels in her career, always listening to her clients’ needs and wants. So, how did things go when it was time to redesign her own kitchen?